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Clumber Spaniel

Personality:Mellow, gentlemanly, amiable; dignified but always amusing

Coat & Grooming:Shedding is an issue with densely coated Clumbers; regular brushing required

Energy Level:Somewhat Active; Clumbers enjoy long walks and sniffing around; swimming, fetching, and carrying are favorite pastimes

Originally: England

Nicknames: Clumber

Size: Large

Meet the Clumber Spaniel

​WOOFipedia classifies Clumbers as large dogs, not by height—at 17 to 20 inches Clumbers stand as high as many “medium” dogs. Rather, Clumbers are large by weight: A small female might be 55 pounds, and a big male could go 85 pounds. Clumbers are powerful bird dogs of heavy bone, built long and low, with a massive head. They’re primarily white, with sparse lemon or orange markings. Built to plow through thick cover in the field, Clumber movement is nonetheless free and easy.

What's Their Story?

​Early Clumber history is, one researcher writes, “lost in a tangled web of folklore and misinformation.” We can pick up a reliable trail in the late 1700s at Nottingham, England. There, the Duke of Newcastle and his gamekeeper perfected a burly spaniel named for the duke’s vast estate, Clumber Park. Since the duke’s day Clumbers have been popular with British royals, including Edward VII and George V. Clumbers were among 10 charter breeds registered by the fledgling AKC in 1878.

What are they Like?

​Clumbers are famous for their sweet, affectionate nature. They’re so affable it can be hard to believe what relentless bruisers they are in the field. Smart and eager-to-please Clumbers respond well to training. Though a bit wary around strangers, Clumbers are friendly dogs who bark only when they have something to say, and so make indifferent watchdogs or guard dogs. They’re great fetchers and patient, sturdy childhood playmates. For those who can handle the shedding and drooling, Clumbers are incomparable best friends.

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